Upgraded 160GB disk to 500GB, partition issues....

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  1. NJMacJunky macrumors member

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    I just upgraded my Mid 2009 MacBook 160GB Drive to a 500GB drive. Initially I just cloned my original drive to the new drive, booted fined, doesn't recognize it as a 500GB drive. Launched disk utility to change partitions and it gave me the following error when trying to expand the current partition:

    mediakit reports partition map too small

    So then I tried to just add a new partition and got the following error:

    Chosen size is not valid for the chosen file system.

    I am just trying to either expand the MAC HD partition and add a second or if that cannot be done then just add a second partition where there is 340GB of free space. Any ideas? I am out of them. I am running the latest version of the OS.
     
  2. talmy macrumors 601

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    Looks like you did a low level (sector by sector) clone. Instead, boot from your original drive, partition and format the new drive with a single 500GB partition, and clone using SuperDuper! or CarbonCopyCloner.
     
  3. NJMacJunky thread starter macrumors member

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    Im going to give that a try and see how it goes. Thanks.
     

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